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Our Nation
Our Nation: The Civil War & Reconstruction

African-American Soldiers in the Civil War: Fighting on Two Fronts


This program presents the story of African-American soldiers in battle and their struggle for equal treatment in the Union army. Black troops in uniform were often transformed by the experience. The presentation describes how black troops faced discrimination within the Union Army as well as Confederate attacks. A growing number of these soldiers’ letters and articles have been discovered, and they form the basis for this presentation.

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